It was determined that the assault was the result of an argument between the victim and Martinez. A warrant for arrest was issued for Jeffery Jesus Martinez for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflicting serious injury. The whereabouts of Martinez are unknown at this time. Martinez should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Jeffery Jesus Martinez is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333.
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